Buster Brown whiskey sour

This is a really nice vairaiton on the traditional whiskey sour cocktail.


  • 2 oz bourbon or rye whiskey
  • ½ oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ oz simple (sugar) syrup
  • 1 Tbl egg white
  • Dash of bitters
  • Ice
  • slice of orange for garnish


  • Cocktail shaker


  1. Add ingredients to cocktail shaker
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a highball glass.
  4. Garnish and serve.

What you should know

Worried about raw egg in your cocktail relax — “according to Christopher Baden, MD, the head of the food-borne illness shop at the Centers for Disease Control (and a refreshingly non-alarmist official). The risk that a given egg is tainted with salmonella is about 1 in 20,000, and the fact that you’ll be drinking alcohol is some reason to relax. According to the journal Epidemiology a few years back, alcohol appears to provide a modest “protective effect’ against salmonella. The evidence came from a wedding buffet in Spain with tainted potato salad. Just about every one of the guests who ate it got sick — expect, that is, for those who were drinking alcoholic beverages.” Eric Felten author How’s Your Drink?

Re: Buster Brown whiskey sour

Served this last night to some buddies before dinner. It’s a great drink. I was nervous about the egg white, but it lends the cocktail a satin finish and wonderful, textural depth.

Re: Buster Brown whiskey sour

This is really nice variation from the whisky sour.

Re: Buster Brown whiskey sour

This was great. A really nice cocktail. I am not a big fan of whiskey, but this was really good.

Re: Buster Brown whiskey sour